• Looking for something unique? Try our wooden mountain base glassware!

  • April 29, 2024 2 min read

    With environmental concerns at the forefront of our minds and affordable housing stock in diminishing supply, many people are turning to “tiny homes” as the answer to how and where to live.

    Whether it’s a converted campervan, a prefab tiny home made from a shipping container, or a bijou Alpine styled cabin, thousands of North Americans are eschewing large, ramshackle, money pits and choosing to live compactly and affordably instead.

    But tiny home living isn’t for anyone. How do you know whether you’ll be able to cope with the necessary downsizing tiny living implies?

    Here we’ll cover the pros and cons of tiny homes, before asking some key questions to find out whether this lifestyle is right for you.

    What’s great about tiny living?

    1: A chance to declutter. Since you’ll have to take only minimal furniture and possessions, tiny living gives you the chance to decide what’s important to you. Getting rid of all the accumulated detritus of life can be a great de-stressor.

    2: The opportunity for freedom. Some tiny homes are on wheels, giving you the chance to decamp whenever the feeling takes you. Other homes require only a tiny plot of land, which is easier to source, giving you more options for where to live.

    3: Affordability. With small modular homes and glamping pods available for five figure sums, they can be bought outright, or paid off in no time, securing financial freedom.

    4: Sustainability and green living. You’ll be doing the planet a favor by significantly reducing your carbon footprint. Your home will also be cheaper to heat, insulate, and ventilate too.

    What’s less great about tiny living?

    1: Lack of interior space and privacy. If you need a lot of “me time,” living in a tiny space might prove challenging. There is less space to escape to.

    2: Lack of storage or space for new things. You probably won’t have room to add a piano or a walk-in wardrobe, and you’ll have to pare down clothing, books, and kitchen appliances.

    3: The timing simply isn’t right. If you’re thinking of starting a family, or you have a child who is rapidly growing, then downsizing is likely the opposite of what to do.

    How to know if it’s right for you

    What questions can you ask to find out if you’re suited to this life?

    Here’s four:

    1: Do I enjoy spending time outdoors? With fewer rooms, that’s where you’ll often go for a change of environment.

    2: Do I need a lot of stuff around me? Less is more in tiny home living.

    3: Would I like to regain financial freedom? That’s a big part of what tiny living offers.

    4: Do I want to live sustainably? Green living is a major reason why people go tiny.

    We believe that your physical and mental health often benefits from smaller living quarters, allowing you to focus on the things that truly matter.

    Why not check out our selection of prefabs, glamping homes and outdoor comforts today?